This Fringe event is free and open to all with an interest in hearing the speakers’ takes on the themes, which will be followed by a chaired discussion.
Play and the City
- Fergus Anderson – Associate, Buro Happold’s UK Sustainability and Physics team
- Dinah Bornat – Architect, London Mayor’s Design Advocate
- Anne Marie Galmstrup – Director, Galmstrup Architects
- Gavin Thompson, Partner, Buro Happold
About the speakers:
Fergus Anderson is an associate in Buro Happold’s UK Sustainability and Physics team. He is motivated by the opportunity to explore the role of the built environment in tackling systemic challenges such as climate and ecological breakdown, widening inequality and declining urban health. Most recently, he led Buro Happold’s work with C40 Cities focused on quantifying the co-benefits of climate action, in turn supporting cities to make the case for bolder and more ambitious action on climate change. Fergus was selected to participate on the UK Green Building Council Future Leader programme in 2019, is a member of Buro Happold’s urban research programme, C:Lab, and is involved in delivering the practice’s Climate Action Plan. Fergus’ intrigue in cities was first sparked through skateboarding, a passion through which he has explored cities for over 20 years. In this event Fergus will share his personal experience of the relationship between skateboarding, the city and play.
Dinah Bornat is Director of ZCD Architects, leading on child friendly cities and urban design. She is an expert in this area, publishing research, contributing to books and journals, and advising local authorities and developers. Dinah is a Mayor’s Design Advocate for the Mayor of London, as well as a Design Review Panel member for Harrow and Hounslow councils, Wise Friend for Urban Design London, member of the Hackney Regeneration Design Advice Group and an advisor to A New Direction Challenge London.
Anne Marie Galmstrup is a director and practising architect, masterplanner and RIBA client advisor specialised in cultural and community projects. Her practice’s work revolves around the cultural sphere, varying in scale from new build and retrofit of museums and community spaces, to masterplans of heritage sites and entire landscapes. She graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture, worked at Ushida Findlay Architects and was previously a partner in a large Scandinavian practice. Committed to community engagement, she established the non-profit organisation ‘Imaginations Cross Cultures’ with the purpose of fostering greater cross-cultural understanding between young people through co-creation. She is currently working with the National Trust for Scotland on a number of sites, as well as the community pavilions at the Old Fishmarket in Eyemouth. She has recently finished a residency at the V&A Museum of Childhood called Time for Play.
Gavin Thompson, is a Partner at Buro Happold. Wanting to share his passion for design and complex problem solving in the built environment, Gavin set up the Urban C:Lab programme, a movement which supports and develops the next generation of consultants from within and outside Buro Happold who work together on emergent challenges in the built environment.